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. >> reporter: for many this is an annual ritual. for others it is their first time in washington for the big celebration. >> i have always wanted to come to washington, d.c. and this was my chance and i -- so excited. i have never been here. the history. i wanted to see and it the museums. just -- can't wait to -- very exciting to be here. >> reporter: security is tight this year because of concerns about possible terrorism. police have cordoned off the national mall. you can't just walk up and stake your claim. everyone must pass lou one of the security checkpoints. >> there's going to be difficult levels of searches that may take place. robust security plan in place. a real estate event. >> reporter: and they open those checkpoints at about 10:00 this morning. and there's a little bit of a wait as some of the police officers are going lou some of the items like coolers things and to make sure there is month alcohol or anything that's prohibited. brought on to the grounds here of the washington monument. by and large things are running smoothly. and as the crowd goes and we go on in to the
: but then a big setback tuesday night. the congressional budget office did the math and found the boehner plan came up short on spending cuts. $150 billion less than expected. speaker boehner responded, "this is what can happen when you have an actual plan and submit it for independent review -- which the democrats who run washington have refused to do." a real hurdle. house republicans stayed late and top aides went in search of deeper cuts. the vote delayed. more trouble came from an agency that rates the country's credit. appearing on cnbc tuesday night, standard & poor's was critical of the boehner plan's two stages for raising the debt limit. >> we would be concerned if we thought that the debt ceiling debate would come back and be opened and we'd have to go through all of this again and again and again. >> and that would be a negative in your view? >> that would be a negative in our view. >> reporter: the white house urged congress to take the deadline seriously. >> but it is whistling past the graveyard to suggest that this is some sort of game and that we're not serious and that the ri
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